Twitch streamers/content creators have been receiving DMCA takedown notices from music publishers for violating copyright laws in the form of Emails which said: “We are committed to being more transparent with you about the DMCA takedown notifications with about 1,000 individuals claims from music publishers.” The Email further went on explaining that the claims are for VODs and most of them target streamers that play background music while playing video games or IRL streaming.
“Based on the number of claims, we believe these rights used automated tools to scan and identify copyrighted music in creators’ VODs and Clips, which means that will likely send further notices. we are actively speaking with music labels around solutions that could work for creators as well as rights holders.” They said that this is the first such contact made with them by the music publishing industry and they are disappointed that they decided to send takedowns even when they are ready to talk with publishers about solutions.
It is very important to clarify that there can be multiple owners for a single piece of music used while streaming.
This incident may have struck more fear in content creators that have received copyright strikes in the past because if any creator gets more than 3 strikes his/her channel may be terminated permanently.
Twitch has also started to look for a executive who is able to deal with the copyright complaints from music publishing industry.
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